Principal Scrum master
Company: EMC is now part of Dell Technologies
Location: Reston, Virginia
Posted: January 05, 2017
Reference ID: 173924BR
**Principal Scrum Master**
Dell is a collective of customer-obsessed, industry-leading visionaries. At our core is a commitment to diversity, sustainability and our communities. We offer unparalleled growth and development opportunities for our team members. We believe that technology is essential for driving human progress, and we’re committed to providing that technology to people and organizations everywhere, so they can transform the way they work and live.
This individual should be focused and accountable with a desire for a challenging and rewarding growth opportunity. As a core team leader, the Scrum Master guides processes and execution, escalates impediments, manages risk, and promotes continuous improvement in their teams. Exposure to scaled agile practices would provide additional insight to better understand the unique opportunities and challenges associated with aligning a large software program with the guiding business strategy.
**PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES**
+ Guide the team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values to delight customers
+ Guide the team on how to realize the maximum benefits of self-organization
+ Drive scrum team continuous improvement via restrospectives and demonstration of a Kaizen mindset.
+ Support and educate the Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog to facilitate sprint planning preparedness (definition, refinement, scoping) to ensure that each team has an actionable, prioritized backlog.
+ Facilitate scrum planning ceremonies.
+ Provide daily leadership and coaching team members, in the successful adoption and application of agile practices.
+ Encourage scrum team quality practices – including Agile architecture, continuous integration, acceptance test driven development (ATDD), and collective ownership.
+ Assess the Scrum Maturity of the team and coach the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization
+ Facilitate discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution
+ Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information
+ Provide support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example
+ Facilitate team collaboration with Technical Lead and System Architect to ensure high quality technical delivery.
•Proven ability to deliver software features iteratively and reliably.
•Strong understanding of iterative development processes, including quality and testing best practices
•Have supported multiple scrum teams, and can influence decision makers.
•Desire to work collaboratively with Agile teams and their stakeholders
•Strong servant-leadership skills
•Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including understanding of technical writing requirements
•Proven decision-making and problem-solving skills
•3-5 years of successful Scrum Master leadership working with more than 1 team
•Have influenced an agile adoption through your coaching skills from a process improvement perspective with successful results
•Used agile skills to guide teams to produce complex software products
•Bachelors (Technical preferred)
•First level Scrum Master certification (e.g. CSM, PSM I)
•One or more advanced agile certifications preferred
When you choose our company, you join a diverse world of innovative thought leaders. At our core is a commitment to workplace diversity, the sustainability of our planet, and community corporate involvement. We offer highly competitive salaries, bonus programs, world-class benefits, and unparalleled growth and development opportunities-all to create a compelling and rewarding work environment.
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We encourage applicants of all ages.
**Critical Hiring Criteria:**
Administrative Services & Operations
400 - SECURITY
US - Virginia - Reston